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Xara Photo & Graphic Designer Review

The Good: The Xara Photo & Graphic Designer works seamlessly with any image file type. The 60 creative filters offer enough options to bring life into your pictures.  With over 360 fonts, it is easy for users to do more than picture editing.

The bad: The software is not the easiest to understand and hence users have to go through a steep learning curve. The photo editing tools are not optimally arranged.

The verdict: Although this Photo and Graphic designer is powerful and versatile, it is meant for experienced editors who aren’t afraid of a learning curve.

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What makes Xara Photo & Graphic Designer a great photo editing software?

The 60 filters that come with this software make it the perfect option for individuals who want to total control over the final outlook of their pictures without spending too much time on the process. Some of the filters transform pictures into amazing model-like looks with the one touch quick edits. This offers users a way of breathing life into dull everyday pictures.

Apart from the 360 font styles available on this software, users also have access to over 600 Google fonts.  To help users navigate through the nearly 1,000 different font types, the software comes with the Font Finder app which makes it easy to find the prefect font to enhance the beauty of your edits.  Texts can be easily manipulated and added as well.

Using this photo editing software, producing graphics needed for websites is very easy. Some of the bits that can be created include, flash animations, buttons, headers, banners, etc. Irrespective of your photo or graphic editing needs and your skill set, this software will leave you satisfied.  At its price range, few software can boast of its capabilities.

Another interesting feature of this photo-editor is the Shape Painter Tool which can be used in adding tp vector shapes through brush strokes.  Shape Painter tool, which adds to vector shapes using brush strokes. The photo-editor handles virtually all major image file types and the output can be saved in a variety of formats for easy accessibility.

Other image editing features of this software include Cloning, Text Creation, Cropping, Erasing, Paint Bucket Filling, Pencil Sketching, Selection Editing, Shadow Editing, Shape Creation, Sharpening etc.


Why choose Xara Photo & Graphic Designer as your photo editing software?

  • Wide variety of supported formats
  • Wide variety of text and font types and sizes
  • Presence of Google fonts
  • Great customer support


System Requirements

The software can only work on Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Windows XP machines. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Processor: 700 MHz or higher
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard disk memory: 300 MB free disk space for program installation
  • Graphics card: Onboard graphics card with a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 600
  • Optical drive: CD/DVD drive (only for installation of the box version)


Supported file formats


For text, The Xara Photo and graphics Designer supports RTF (Rich Text Format).



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